U.S. President Joe Biden expressed concerns over China’s hypersonic weapons following a weekend media report that Beijing tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August.
The Financial Times reported Saturday that the Chinese military launched the missile that circled the globe before speeding toward its target. China has denied the report, saying it was a routine test to verify technology to reuse a spacecraft.
Asked by reporters as he was boarding Air Force One for a trip to Pennsylvania whether he was concerned about Chinese hypersonic missiles, Biden said, “Yes”.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that she will not comment on specific reports but “generally speaking we have made clear our concerns”.